- Alumni Testimonial Video
Dr. Jennifer Palagi speaks about how completing the DNP at Boise State has shaped her career as a leader and why she is such a fan of the faculty and curriculum.
Questions & Answers from the Class of 2016
Pamela: The knowledge and skills I gained from completing the DNP supported my professional and personal mission: To serve my patients and community the highest quality of evidenced based health care through efforts of leadership, continued education, citizenship, and community partnering.
Claudia: My motivation to complete a DNP was to increase my skill set in order to practice at the top of my license and to be able to make a greater impact on health
Jennifer: The Boise State University DNP Program has a well-rounded curriculum to prepare nurses for the continual challenges in health care delivery to all populations.
Cherno: The support throughout the program has been unlike anything I have experienced before from members of academic faculty
Jennifer: A: I would tell any masters-level nurse that if they have ever considered a terminal degree, that they should seriously consider making it a Boise State DNP degree.
Cherno: A: To fulfill my passion in improving population health, I knew I needed to have a much better understanding of how science influences clinical practice. I wanted to understand how organizational systems and leadership could influence healthcare quality and improve population health outcomes.
Andrea: The completion of the scholarly project has been a journey of personal and professional growth for me. I have had great mentors and supporters along the way, including Boise State School of Nursing faculty and peers. All of it has made a tremendous, positive difference in my career.
Claudia: The completion of the Scholarly Project has helped me identify what other countries and communities have done to help those with a mental illness and/or a substance use disorder who are in crisis. I plan to share that information with behavioral health stakeholders in my region so we can learn from the existing best practices and decrease our rate of suicide.
Pamela: My joint replacement patients deserve the most innovative and evidence-based care available. I believe that the results will guide the development of a successful long-term program.
Cherno: From the start, I knew that it was the right clinical intervention and something that would ease the practice of the nurses I worked with and improve patient outcomes.
Meet the DNP Class of 2016
DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, RN
DNP, MSN, FNP-BC
DNP, MSN, PMHCNS
DNP, MS, RN
DNP, MPH, RN
The centerpiece of the DNP program is the Scholarly Project. Our graduates have directly impacted nursing education, refined best practices within their health systems and colleges, and developed innovation programs to augment patient care. For examples of projects completed by our alumni, we invite you to view Scholarly Projects.